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CANTERBURY

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Light cruiser

Nickname

Ship Class

C-Class (Also known as Cambrian class)

Grouping

Attached Light Cruisers

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

John Brown & Company, Clydebank

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

14.10.1914

Launch Date

21.12.1915

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

1916

Commission Year

1916- May?

Pennant No

Photo Details

Public Domain. Surgeon Oscar Parkes - This is photograph SP 212 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (collection no. 1900-01)

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Scrapped 1934

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Captain Percy M. R. Royds

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

283

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

3,750

Artefacts Data

Ship's bell (Canterbury Cathedral). Ship's badge (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich)

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

446'

Length (mtrs)

136

Beam (ft)

41' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

12.6

Draught (ft)

15'

Draught (mtrs)

4.6

Max. Speed (knots)

28.5

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

841 tons max. fuel oil

Propulsion

Four shafts ran from two Parsons turbines powered by 8 Yarrow boilers. Rated at 40,000 shp.

Armour Main Belt

3" midships

Deck Armour

1" upper deck

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

BL 6" L/40 Mk XIII guns (152.4 mm)

Guns (No.barrels) 2

4

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

One QF 4” (101.6 mm) Mk V gun,, Two 3" guns, Two QF 2 pdrs.

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

21"

No. tubes

6

Torpedo Type MM

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources